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Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
york city was traveling almost three times faster than it should have been but why? there's an urgent search for answers. we will talk to the person leading the investigation. >>> coerced confession. an elderly american veteran detained in north korea apologizing for alleged killings and crimes during the korean war. is this real or is it simply propaganda? >>> and underwater miracle. a man spends two days trapped in a sunken boat and lives to tell about it. how did he survive? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we are following breaking news in the investigation of that train derailment in new york that killed four people and injured dozens. the national transportation safety board has just revealed the metro north train was traveling at 82 miles an hour when it derailed, the speed limit for that stretch of track in that curve, 30 miles an hour. we have new video of the wreck just in from the ntsb. you can see the difficult operation under way at the crash site right now. crews are working to turn upright the train cars that flipped and remove them along with other
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
of hours. sub zero temperatures, snow, and ice. cities not terribly used to the cold. where is this weather now and could it be headed toward you. will have be charges in that deadly new york train derailment. he broke down, reportedly filled with remorse. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the public release of those chilling and heart wrenching 911 calls from the sandy hook elementary school shooting that left 20 students, young kids dead, six adults dead as well. police in newtown, connecticut distributed nearly 30 minutes of the calls today. the recordings have generated a great deal of controversy here at cnn and across the country. at this hour cnn is carefully reviewing those calls. debra ferrick is joining us now about what we learned from the calls and the portions cnn decided to air. >> one of the reasons the staps were released is there wanted to be no questions as to what happened in terms of who acts properly and who did what. by not releasing them it created more conspiracies. the thinking was in a the tapes should be released. you don't hea
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
, the city of memphis ready for the worst. cnn's ted rowlands is on the scene for us. how is it going over there? >> reporter: it's pretty miserable here. the sleet slash ice slash rain has been falling for the last few hours in memphis. most people staying in, staying off the roads. arkansas, very bad all day long, worse than here in tennessee for the most part. we drove there during the day and i can tell you, it was pretty hairy on the roadways. people taking it very slow. we saw a lot of people spun out on the side of the road. there, too, we saw a lot of ice on power lines and on trees. one individual was killed in arkansas when a tree saddled with ice fell into his home. bottom line here, people are being told to stay in, stay off the roads. it is messy and expected to be messy throughout this evening. >> tough situation over there. ted, thanks. it's been colder in texas today than parts of alaska. the dallas marathon has now been canceled along with a holiday parade. let's go to dallas. ed lavandera is on the scene and is ready to update us. how's it going over there? >> reporter: a
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
that derailed in new york city, killing four people, and injuring dozens. they say they're continuing to interview the engineer this afternoon and that he and the rest of the crew tested negative for alcohol use. one compelling possible clue has emerged. two senior new york law enforcement sources telling cnn the engineer told investigators at the crash scene that he was, quote, in a daze. that's a quote. in a daze just before the disaster. cnn's nic robertson is joining us from yonkers, new york, outside new york city, at the ntsb briefing. what else did we learn? >> reporter: well, we learned the ntsb has now looked at the signaling. they say that they found no anomalies in the signaling. if we remember, the engineer was quoted as saying right after the accident that he applied the brakes, knock happened. the ntsb say they've had an examination of the brakes, and they feel that the results have come back showing that there were no problems with those brakes. this is what they said. >> we've determined that the metro north mechanical department performed a proper brake test prior to
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
not just of the snaking lines of hundreds of thousands of millions of people in the towns and the cities who cast their ballots for nelson mandela in 1994, but the helicopter shots of the countryside, when people were literally lining up in zigzag lines so quietly, so peacefully, so joyfully, just to have the privilege of casting their first ever vote in 1994, this majority black country, they had never had that right before and they stepped up to the plate. there was not single violent act that day and they ran out of ballots, they had to have a second day of balloting. i remember there was an s.o.s. that went out, we need volunteers, we need help, people came, the south african air force deployed helicopters, cargo planes brought extra ballots. it was dramatic, the fact that they pulled that election off, all his people say was a miracle given the odds. >> a miracle indeed. i remember, christiane, just as a reporter going to south africa in the '80s during the brutal apartheid regime when i walked around and saw how black people were treated, i remember coming back to the united states
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
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